Marijuana: A Legal Primer for Washington Attorneys

6.0 General CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credits | WSBA ID#387071

Washington State is leading the country in addressing all manner of issues regarding marijuana. This program features the most knowledgeable and up-to-date practitioners on the emerging practice and ramifications of Washington’s Marijuana industry.

Overview

Recorded:  11/14/2014
Credits:  6.0 General CLE, including 1.0 Ethics Credits | WSBA ID#387071
Length: 6 hours

Featured Speakers:
Stephanie Boehl, Alison Holcomb, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Aaron Rocke, Scott Warner, Rachel Kurtz, Joy Beckerman Maher

Washington State is leading the country in addressing all manner of issues regarding marijuana. Program Chair Stephanie Boehl of Garvey Schubert Barer has put together a program featuring the most knowledgeable and up-to-date practitioners on the emerging practice and ramifications of Washington's Marijuana industry. The day's topics include: Legal Issues, Policies, and Politics at the Federal Level by Allison Holcomb, ACLU; Ethics Issues for Attorneys by Thomas Fitzpatrick, Talmadge Fitzpatrick; Overview of Liquor Control Board Rules, Stephanie Boehl; Protecting Marijuana IP in Light of Federal Law with Scott Warner, Garvey Schubert Barer; Beyond Recreational Marijuana with Rachel Kurtz, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates and Joy Beckerman Maher.

Agenda

8:30 - 8:45
Registration

8:45 - 9:00
Introductions
Stephanie Boehl, Garvey Schubert Barer

9:00 - 10:00
Legal Issues, Policies, and Politics at the Federal Level
Alison Holcomb, ACLU

  • Legalization in other states and around the world
  • Federal preemption
  • Update on Congressional bills and federal policies

10:00 - 11:00
Ethics Issues for Attorneys
Thomas Fitzpatrick, Talmadge Fitzpatrick

  • The RPCs and advising on marijuana laws
  • Response by the Washington Supreme Court and other states (Colorado and Connecticut)

11:00 - 11:15
Break

11:15 - 12:15
Overview of Liquor Control Board Rules
Stephanie Boehl, Garvey Schubert Barer

  • Tracking production, local taxes, and record keeping
  • Regulations on advertising and marketing
  • Ownership restrictions and raising private capital

12:15 - 1:15
Lunch

1:15 - 2:15
Labor and Employment Law
Aaron Rocke, Rocke Law Group PLLC

  • Employment concerns for marijuana licensees
  • Legal consumption and drug testing by employers 
  • Non-compete agreements and risk management

2:15 - 3:15
Protecting Marijuana IP In Light of Federal Law
Scott Warner, Garvey Schubert Barer

  • Registering marks at the federal level
  • Protecting trade secrets, strains, and products
  • Ownership and licensing agreements

3:15 - 3:30
Break

3:30 - 4:30
Beyond Recreational Marijuana
Rachel Kurtz, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates and Joy Beckerman Maher, Hemp Ace International LLC

  • The changing legal landscape of medical cannabis in Washington State
  • Industrial hemp verses marijuana
  • Hemp production in light of the 2014 federal farm bill and I-502

4:30 p.m.
Evaluations and adjourn

Presenters

Program Chairperson

Stephanie Boehl, Garvey Schubert Barer

Presenters

 Thomas Fitzpatrick, Talmadge Fitzpatrick

Alison Holcomb, ACLU

Rachel Kurtz, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates

Joy Beckerman Maher, Hemp Ace International LLC

Aaron Rocke, Rocke Law Group PLLC

Scott Warner, Garvey Schubert Barer

Pricing

General Registration - Attorneys - $180.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - Attorneys - $150.00